Free & Reduced Meals

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Children who qualify under U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines may get meals free or a reduced price of $0.40 for lunch and no cost (free) for breakfast. All meals served must meet nutrition standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Your child can get free school meals if you get food stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or benefits from the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR). If your total household income is the same or below the amount on the Income Guidelines chart, your child can get meals either free or at a reduced price. 

Income Guidelines

Add $620 for each additional household member.

Application

Application Form

Click the link below to download the Free and Reduced Meal application.

Application Process

How do I get free or reduced price school meals for my child?

You must complete the Free and Reduced Price School Meal Application and return it to the school.
  • Households getting food stamps, TANF, or benefits from FDPIR: You only have to include your child’s name and case number, and an adult household member must sign the form.

  • Households that do not get food stamps, TANF, or benefits from FDPIR: If you do not have a case number, you must include the names of all household members, the amount of income each person got last month and where the income came from. An adult household member must sign the form and include the last four digits of his/her social security number, or indicate that he or she has none.

  • Households with a foster child: You only have to include the child’s name and check the box indicating that the child is a Foster Child on the Meal Application, and an adult must sign the form.

Will the form be verified?

Your eligibility may be checked at any time during the school year. School officials may ask you to send written evidence that shows your child should get free or reduced price school meals.

Can I appeal the school’s decision?

You can talk to school officials if you do not agree with the school’s decision on your form.
You also may ask for a fair hearing by calling or writing the superintendent.

Will information on my form be kept confidential?

We will use the information on your form to decide if your child should get free or reduced price meals. We may inform officials connected with other child nutrition, health and education programs of the information on your form to determine benefits for those programs or for funding and/or evaluation purposes.

Can I apply for free and reduced price meals later?

You may apply for free and reduced price meals at any time during the school year. If you are not eligible now but have a change, like a decrease in household income, an increase in household size, become unemployed or get food stamps, TANF or benefits from FDPIR, complete a form then. We will let you know if you are approved or denied.